TEA PARTY EXPRESS IV--"MARC ALAN LEE" EDITION
DAY FIVE of the TPX IV tour ended on a high note with an exceptional rally in Phoenix, AZ. where Sarah Palin was a surprise speaker. Palin dropped by to say a few words to the gathered patriots, and afterwards she worked the rope line like few others can do. She's the genuine article, I think. The crowds think so as well. Tour embed Andrea Shea King has coverage, including a slide show of the tour event.
DAY SIX brings the tour to Las Cruces, NM--12 noon; and then on to El Paso, TX--4:30 PM. If you're not in the area, you can attend via Liberty.com's "live" streaming on your computer. I attended Day Five's rally with Liberty.com and it's the next best thing to being there.
Below you'll see a video tribute to Navy Seal Marc Alan Lee. Marc was the first Navy Seal to be killed in Iraq, and his Gold Star mom Debbie Lee pays tribute to him at each of the rally stops. It's a heart-wrenching story of how her son found himself in a fire fight with the enemy, and with one of his team members down and seriously wounded, Marc did what Seals are trained to do: put themselves in harm's way to get help to their downed team member... at all costs.
On that day, the cost was as high as it gets. Marc stood in the line of fire--not once, but twice--so his team members could get to the wounded Seal. During this operation, Marc was mortally wounded. Although Marc Alan Lee is gone from this life, Debbie Lee keeps his memory alive so everyone can understand what these brave, skilled, and unrelenting warriors are willing to do so that we can enjoy our freedoms back at home. His story is compelling, only to be topped by his final letter home. One day I hope Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee will find time to put this story into book form, and then possibly a talented script writer will bring it to the silver screen. One day.
Read about Marc Alan Lee--then tearfully wander through his final letter home. Marc Alan Lee sits comfortably at the Lord's table--he's in very good hands. And remember this: Terrorists DID NOT take Marc's life; he gave it willingly... for us and his Seal team members. Rest peacefully, our hero.
Many days remain for the TPX tour, many rallies yet to go. Please take the time to check the TPX tour schedule for a rally in your area. If you can't make a rally, be sure to watch at Liberty.com. And please CONTRIBUTE as much as you can to this effort. Encourage others as well. Taking back America is very expensive and whatever you can contribute will be used in the most effective way possible. We're in this together; all of us must do our part--big or small, do something.
Again, visit some of the blogs that are doing their part to spread the news of the TPX tour: Barbara at American Freedom; Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at NoisyRoom; Melanie Morgan.com; John Ruberry at Marathon Pundit. And if I've missed someone, please email me and I'll include you on this list too. Your assistance makes this tour all the more effective. The TPX crew thanks you. America thanks you too.
LIBERTY.COM has some great vids from some tour stops, plus interviews. Great work.
UPDATES will fall in below as events happen. Andrea Shea King will be reporting from the road.
UPDATE: Andrea Shea King sends these photos from the Las Cruces, NM rally:
UPDATE II: I see that AZCentral.com made mention of Sarah Palin's surprise visit to TPX IV in Phoenix, AZ. In the piece, Ron Rivoli is quoted. Of course, Ron Rivoli is part of The Rivoli Revue--Ron and Kay Rivoli!!